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TARIFF REFORM. ASSOCIATIONS MEETING IN CARDIFF. GERMAN TOUR PROPOSED. The annual meeting of the South Wales Tariff Reform League was held in Cardiff on Wednesday, when there was a large attend- ance of members, representing all the coun- ties within the Association's area. Mr. F. L. Davis presided, in the absence of Lord Dunraven. and among those present were: — Mr. H. Longstaff (secretary), Alderman Lewis Morgan, Mr. W. Llewellyn (Court Colman), Mr. R. O. SauHclerson, Mr. W. E. o. Wil- liams, Mr. T. P. Pritehard and Mr. J. Fowler (Barry), Mr. R. E. Jones (Portheawl), Mr. Wr. R. Smith, Mr. J. J. Ames, Mr. Chas. M. Lloyd, Mr. D.R.Ambrose, the Rev. E. Jenkins (Llanmihangel). and others. The following telegram was read from Lord Dunraven: — Kindly convey to members of the South Wales Tariff Reform Federation how much I regret being unable to attend meeting to-day owing to prior important engage- ment. I feel sure that the success gained at the last election, when our opponents avoided the question of Tariff Reform and had resource to a policy of trying to set class against class, has greatly encouraged j us, and will lead us to renewed activity. British workmen of all parties have recently visited protected countries and have, at last, from personal observation become weary of the falsity of the Free Trade statements. (Applause.) UPHILL WORK. Proposing the adoption of the annual report, the Chairman said the longer he lived and the more he moved about the more ho was convinced that if this country is to main- tain its commercial supremacy there must be some alteration in our fiscal system. (Hear, hear.) When that Federation was inaugu- rated it was recognised by those concerned that it- work must, of necessity, be of an up- hill nature, which was to be expected in an area which had alw ays been Radical, and in which Socialism was not altogether unknown. (Laughter.) It would be up-hill work in the future, too; but lie was convinced that if they stuck to their guns and did not relax their efforts, ultimate success was assured. (Ap- plause.) A great amount of work had been done since the formation of that Federation, and especially during the last year. Thou- sands of meetings had been held. a great amount of literature had been distributed in the different counties explaining what Tariff Reform meant, and they had already seen some of the results of that work, for at the last General Election two seats were won, to a large extent through the efforts of the Federation. (Applause.) Another election could not be far off, and this, at any rate, was not the time in which to relax their efforts. A great amount of work had to be done before the next election, but it could not be done without adequate funds. He knew the financial position had only to be made known in the six counties to secure the additional support. (Hoar, hear.) The executive committee, Mr. Davis added, were anxious to receive suggestions from the vari- ous districts for the better organisation of the work there. PROPAGANDA WORK. Mr. Harold Lloyd seconded the adoption of the report, and spoke of the immense assist- ance the Federation had rendered to the can- didates in the various constituencies, and said it was perfectly evident that as a result Tariff Reform was making real headway in South Wales. There was no better organis- ation for propaganda work in the country than the South Wales League. (Applause.) The report was adopted. The Chairman announced that Mr. Long- staff had submitted his resignation of the secretaryship, as lie had undertaken to act again as agent for the Monmouth Boroughs. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. The Earl of Dunraven was re-elected presi- dent, on the motion of Alderman Lew is Mor- gan. who spoke of the excellent services his lordship had rendered to the cause. Senior vice-presidents were elected as follows:—The Marquis of Bute and the Earl of Plymouth for Glamorgan Viscount Tredegar, Breconshire: Sir James Hills- Johnes, Carmarthenshire; Colonel Davies- Evans. Cardiganshire: Lord Kensington, Pembrokeshire; and Sir Powlett Millbank. Radnorshire. Mr. R. O. Saunderson was appointed hon. secretary for Glamorgan. GERMAN TorR. Mr. F. H. GaskpH said the time had come when that Federation should seriously consi- der the question of arranging for a body of working men, resident in its area, to visit Germany in order to study the conditions there at first hand and compare them with those in this country. (.\pplause.) Bodies of working men had already been sent to pro- tected countries bv some of the other Tariff Reform Leagues, and South Wales ought not to be behind in a matter of such importance. (Hear, hear.) It was hardly necessary to say one word in support of the proposition, because they would all agree that if a hun- dred working men had had the opportunity of studying the condition of things in Germany, it would do more good than a thousand speeches. (Applause.) He suggested that each of the various Conservative and Unionist Associations in South Wales should be asked to provide funds sufficient to send three men, and that that Federation should pay the ex- penses of one from each county. The cost would be eloper head, and thus each Asso- ciation would only have to provide The expenses of others might be provided by in- dividuals, and many would accompany the party. He suggested that from each county they should select a Unionist, a Radical, and a Socialist, for. after all, they wanted to bring sinners to repentance. < (Laughter.) He proposed that the question be referred to I the Council. PLEDGED NONCONFORMISTS. Mr. J.J.Neale. seconding, said tho adop- tion of the proposal would provide the indus- trial districts of South Wales with a band of working preachers who would lie able to /) speak with authority on German conditions. Continuing, he said the South Wales Free Church Council at their Newport meeting had pledged the Nonconformists to Liberalism. As a Nenconfonnfst and he saw a number of other Nonconformists in that meeting—he I strongly objected to any body pledging the Nonconformist Churches of Wales to Liberal- ism and Free Trade. Perhaps they should send/some of the loss bigoted of the ministers -present at the Newport meetings to Germany. (Loud laughter.) Mr. R. O. Saunderson supported the mo- ¡ tion. which was unanimously adopted.

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